Coop Talk in Thanlyin-Syrium a Success

Seminar on New Chapter for the Cooperative Sector with the New Mindset ,co-organised by HamsaHub, took place at The Cooperative University in Thanlyin (formerly Syrium). 

The speaker Urs Bernhard, a Swiss executive coach, shared success stories of cooperatives and ways in which the new vision for the Myanmar Cooperative Sector could be achieved.  The talk was well received by the academicians from the university and administrators from the Coop Ministry. 

Moreover, the energetic Rector and his team from Yezin Agricultural University also attended the event and expressed interest in potential collaboration, which is timely as we at HamsaHub are directing our energy into helping agricultural businesses to develop inclusive value chains. 

With the support of institutions from the coop and agri sectors, HamsaHub could further accelerate our programmes on inclusive business in agriculture, a sector where the livelihoods of the majority the country depend on.

NB: Syrium is the previous English name for Thanlyin, like Moulmein is for Mawlamyine.  Due to uncreative attempts by the government to Burmanise the names of places and landmarks, people have forgotten Syrium – and its history as a major Portuguese Fort.